This January, Kjersten shared the stories of “Cinderella” and “The Legend of the Big Dipper” with the 6th and 7th graders at Daylight. The students then prepared a few stories to share with Kjersten. You can watch our Daylight 4th Grade student telling “The Noisy Hornbill” story.
We have launched “Skills Sharing Trips” at Daylight. When you participate in a Skills Sharing trip, you will have the unique opportunity to choose a topic of interest to you (hobbies, abilities, talents) and present it to a specific group (kids, teachers, mothers, etc.) at Daylight, Kenya. This is a fun way to interact with the Daylight community and share your knowledge. In turn, members of the Daylight community will share their hobbies, abilities, and talents with you.
Thinking of visiting Daylight Kenya?
Join our team Daylight January 10-24,* 2015!
This is a 2 week trip that will allow you to experience the joy and hope Daylight provides students every day. As a trip team member, you will participate in Skill Sharing at Daylight. Skills Sharing is choosing a topic of interest to you (hobbies, abilities, talents) to present to a specific group (kids, teachers, mothers, etc.). In turn, the staff and children of Daylight will share skills with you.
Applications due March 1, 2014.
What skill could you share with the Daylight kids? I bet they can share some skills with you too…
Daylight Center and School
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day we want to say thank you for partnering with us. You give our students an opportunity to attend school when they would otherwise be left behind. And as Dr. King advocated, we teach them reading and writing, history and science. And all these lessons are infused with lessons on character. Helping them be leaders in their communities. Always reminding them that servant leadership starts with education.
On Tues, Rachel and Kjersten were special guests in the 4th and 5th grade classes. And the students decided to greet their guests with two songs they learned from Alison Raney their guest from last year! They sang “This little light of mine” and “Do Lord Oh Do Remember Me”.
Its pretty heartwarming!
Thank you for making this possible!
Daylight Center and School
Rachel Finsaas, our U.S. Director of Operations, has just left with a college student named Kirsten to spend a month at Daylight. She will be doing program development strategy workshops with the teachers and staff at Daylight, helping Daylight US and Daylight Kenya develop the best practices for communication and partnership. So please pray for travel mercies on them both.
I thought it would be fitting to share a picture and a quote from Rachel’s Last Trip to Alale village in 2011.
Rachel standing center with Michael Kimpur’s extended family in front the family hut with Peter (Daylight’s outreach coordinator) in the blue plaid and khakis
“One of the Snake clan elders approached me and told me that I am of his clan now. He explained that I know more about the Pokot now than many of the Pokot men my age, and that I should become an elder one day (even though Pokot elders have always been men). I think he was impressed by this and wanted his clan to have bragging rights in the future.” — Read more.
And a big THANK YOU ASANTI SANA to those who gave towards the 2 acres of land. We were able to purchase the land and now we have enough space on the new Daylight campus to fulfill our 10 year goal of becoming a K-12 School! Thank you!
Daylight US Director